New brass band resource

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by dashman, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. dashman

    dashman New Member

    Fellow bandies,

    Some time ago, I started work on a search-engine-with-a-difference for brass bands. My wonderful idea was to include each band's latitude and longitude in my database, allowing users to search for the closest bands. This would help players moving to or visiting a new area, but might also help events organisers to find their local band (something that some band sponsorships disguise). Users could simply enter a UK postcode (or enter a worldwide lat+long), then click on the resulting website links.

    Anyway, I got the guts of the search engine working and started entering band info. I got to about 350 bands before I got bored. Very bored. So this is where my plea to you comes in:

    Please could you take two minutes to send me your band's:
    - name
    - town + county (+ country?)
    - grading
    - training / junior band?
    - LATITUDE (N-S) and LONGITUDE (E-W) (alternatively postcode)
    - website URL

    I've been using to get lat+long. Type in your postcode, or zoom in on your bandroom, and they list the coordinates in a box below the map. Easy.

    Please, please, please help me build up this FREE database for brass bands!


    PS - I'll post a link to tMP as soon as it's all usable.
  2. John Wynne

    John Wynne New Member

    My Bands Details

    Band Name = Royal Buckley Town Band
    Town/County/Country = Buckley, Flintshire, North Wales
    Grading = 2nd Section
    Training/Junior Bands = We have both Training meet on a Friday Evening, Junior on a Wednesday evening
    Post Code = CH7 2NG
    Website =
  3. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    Killamarsh Silver Band Details

    Band Name = Killamarsh Silver Band
    Town/County/Country = Derbyshire (although its a South Yorkshire postcode)
    Grading = Non-contesting
    Training/Junior Bands = Training band just about to start
    Rehearsal Nights = Sunday and Wednesday
    Post Code = S21 1TF(ish)
    Website =
  4. persins

    persins Member

    Band Name - SWT Woodfalls Band
    Town / County / Country - Woodfalls, New Forrest, Wiltshire
    Grading - Championship
    Training / Junior - Woodfalls Concert Brass (1st Section) and a youth, junior, beginners band.
    Rehearsal nights:
    SWT Woodfalls - Mondays / Thursdays
    Wooodfalls Concert Brass - Wednesdays / Sundays
    Junior band - ??
    Postcode - SP5 2LT
    Website -
  5. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    Band Name = Murton Colliery
    Town/County/Country = County Durham / borders of tyne & wear
    Grading = 3rd section now, 2nd section from Jan 2006
    Reharsal nights Monday & Wednesday
    Training/Junior Bands = tuesday evening 6.30
    Post Code = SR7 9BX
    Website =
  6. Hollie

    Hollie Member

    - name: Portishead Town Band
    - town + county (+ country?): Portishead, North somerset/Bristol, England
    - grading: 3rd section but have promotion to 2nd section
    - training / junior band?: Have the portishead academy brass band
    - Lat: 51:28:30N (51.475) Lon: 2:46:18W (-2.7717)
    - website URL:
  7. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Band Name;gresley Old Hall Band
    Grading;1st Section
    Training/juniors Tuesday 8.00-10.00 Thursday Juniors 7.30-8.30 Senior Band 8.30-10.00
    Postal Address;
    Gresley Wood Road Swadlincote Derbyshire De 11 9qw

    Secretary Contact;steve Kirk 01283 760526
  8. tsawyer

    tsawyer Member

    Band Name - Rothwell Temperance
    Town / County / Country - Stanley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
    Grading - Championship
    Training / Junior - Junior Band
    Rehearsal nights:
    Senior Band - Monday / Wednesday
    Junior Band - Wednesday
    Postcode - WF3 4EF
    Website -
  9. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

  10. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    Band Name = Seindorf Beaumaris Band
    Town/County/Country = Beaumaris , Anglesey , Wales
    Grading = Championship , 3rd section
    Training/Junior Bands = Yes
    Rehersal nights =
    Senior Band Sunday 6.00pm - 8.00pm Thursday 7.30 - 9.30
    "B" Band - Tuesday 7.00pm - 9.00pm
    Intermediate Band and Beginners Band = Monday 5.30 pm - 6.30pm / 7.00pm - 8.30pm
    Post Code = LL58 8EL
    Website =
  11. NeilW

    NeilW Member

  12. postie

    postie Member

    Band Bestwood Welfare Black Diamonds Brass Band
    Location Bestwood Village Nottingham Nottinghamshire
    Grading 4th Section
    Rehearsal Nights Tuesdays and Thursdays 8pm till 10pm
    Postcode NG6 8TQ
  13. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    name Wem Jubilee Band
    Rehearse: Adams school, Lowe hill Wem
    Rehearsal nights Friday night 7.30-9.30
    grading: 3rd section (midlands)
    training / junior band? Junior band on a Monday, 6 pm youth band friday 6pm
    Location: Lat 52:51:23N (52.8563) Lon 2:43:45W (-2.7291)


    name: Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Band
    town + county: Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak
    grading: 4th Section
    training / junior band: Yes to both, individual lessons mid week & a training band on saturdays
    postcode: SK23
    Lat: 53:19:11N (53.3196) Lon: 1:54:50W (-1.914)
  15. vcbjet

    vcbjet Member

    Name: Verwood Concert Brass
    Town/County: Verwood, Dorset - 10 miles North of Bournemouth
    Grading: National 4th Section, Local 1st Section (!)
    Training / junior band? A small yet hard working Training Band
    Postcode: BH31 7PD
    Website URL:
  16. euphonium1214

    euphonium1214 Member

    - Fulbourn and Teversham RBL
    - Cambridge + Cambs (England)
    - 2ns Section
    - We've got both a training band for beginners, a Youth Band (East Anglian Champions)
  17. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    Band: Campbeltown Brass
    Location: Community Centre, Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland
    Grading: Scottish 3rd Section
    Rehearsal Nights: Thursdays 7pm till 9pm
    Postcode: PA28 6AT

    Band: Campbeltown Junior Brass
    Location: Community Centre, Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland
    Grading: Youth Section
    Rehearsal Nights: Tuesdays 7pm till 9pm
    Postcode: PA28 6AT
  18. Lisa

    Lisa Member


    Gillingham Imperial Silver Band
    3rd Section
    Junior Band:
    Yes, Tuesdays @ 6.30
    Lat: 51:02:16N (51.0378 )
    : 2:16:41W (-2.2781)
    Website URL:

  19. Di

    Di Active Member

    - name Hathern Band
    - town + county Nr Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
    - grading 1st section
    - training / junior band? B Band and Training Band

    Lat:52:47:49N (52.797)Lon:1:15:13W (-1.2536)
  20. choirmaster

    choirmaster Member

    Band: Gosport Silver Band (also Training Band)
    Location: Council depot,
    Wilmott Lane, Gosport. (Changing to The thorngate Halls,Gosport
    from mid August).
    Grading: Non contesting at present (but soon to change).
    Rehearsal Nights: Tuesdays
    7:30pm till 9:45pm

    Postcode: PO12Website:

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